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Coxes Lock No 14
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I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
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Quote of the day No 234

Thursday 24 April 2014

Thus we have detailed all the waterways with which our engineer was connected in a greater or lesser capacity and the exact part which he played in each. He was not the first or the only waterways engineer. Berry, Steers, Smeaton, and Grundy were also active in this field, but Brindley was ahead of them all in the magnitude of his work, the conception of his schemes, and the development of engineering practice. As reviewed he can be seen to have substantially engineered the waterways system. After his initial work was done other engineers extended and added to the network with numerous cut-offs, rival lines and connections to developing districts and out-of-the-way places, so that at the end of the canal era the total waterways mileage had grown to about 4,000, but Brindley’s Grand Cross with its various connections was the basis upon which the whole network was founded and in it he has left a lasting impression on the face of the country.

Cyril T. G. Boucher - James Brindley Engineer 1716 - 1772

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